How loud is a rev A Xserve?

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  1. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    THIS loud (Turn your speakers down.)

    I made this video clip a while back and just found it tonight. Some people might be interested in just how loud it is. Apparently with the rev A's the blowers run at 100% all the time which makes them so loud. I guess they fixed it afterwards. I saw a dual (or single) 133Mhz in a store once and was really quiet! :( <-jealous
     
  2. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah they do get pretty noisy. I find its worse on start up, where the fans go loco :)

    The noise certainly starts bugging you when you sit next to one all day
     
  3. Platform macrumors 68030

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    That is REALLY loud...........how are the G5's :confused:

    better or worse...........if the same or worse, imagine Virginia tech computer room :eek: :eek: :eek: :p
     
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    i remember when we had these in school - but that was in a server room.

    then again, if you think about it, most (if not all) of these are used in server rooms - where there;s lots of other noisy appliances.

    still, thanks for the clip :)
     
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  7. 5300cs thread starter macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    Yeah, it gets unbearable after about 5 minutes.

    I'd be interested in any hacks to slow the blowers down. They do not need to be on 100% when there's no load; it almost never got hot when I used it. Even for extended periods of time, like installing a new OS. I'd also be interested in swapping out the blowers for quieter ones if possible, but I'm not a hardware person.
     
  8. chatin macrumors 6502

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    Three Rev-A Rules to Live By.

    Rules of Rev A Xserve admin.

    1) Rev A's will migrate to the next to the second noisest equipment in the building, usually heating and cooling room.

    2) Rev A's take on a sureal quality for their growling, like an angry god on Mt. Olympus.

    3) Rev A's are very sturdy and indestructible. I recently changed out a Rev A HD in target mode, took about 30 minuites to dublicate between drives. If you think 50,000 hours MTBF is a long time, think again. Rev A's live as long as giant turtles.

    :p :eek:
     
  9. iDM macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like the revving up of a 747 or something. I had a friend who bought a Dell server to use as his everyday computer and the thing truly was louder then that though
     
  10. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Does anyone have a clip of a G5 Xserve. I read somewhere that they have like 9 fans.
     

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